Welcome to Dragons of the Elements, a fantasy roleplay site. First established in December 2007, the site has since been relocated twice. Take flight as a powerful Elemental dragon, one of their Creations; or even their human or elven Rider! If you need anything feel free to contact a member of staff. Besides that, make yourself at home, and enjoy your time here at DotE!
Dates formatted as: Day/Month 11/02:February Activity Check. 07/08: The island's residents don't know of it yet, but they will soon enough! Introducing The Caverns of Infinite Night. 16/05: We farewell Pine, our dedicated staff member of over five years, and wish her luck in her future endeavours. 23/01: Character spotlight added to the sidebar! Up first is Shydra- prophet of the Dragon Mother, Vaseera.
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Sons & Daughters
Criss, son of the Water and Fire Elementals, is an angry and conflicted young dragon with a buried heart of gold. While many dragons are most at home in the sea or the sky, Criss prefers to keep his feet firmly planted on the ground, thank you so very much. But if he could only embrace his Water heritage, he would find that he can breathe underwater just as well as he can breathe air!
If you make Noel smile, you have accomplished a miracle. She's not one for smiling, she keeps a solemn and serious expression on her face; emotionless, even, if you count Noel's permanent worried frown as a lack of emotion. After all, something akin to a scowl is her default expression. She's a very sad and jaded girl with an intense fear of Strangers. Which, pretty much everyone is a stranger. She's gotten very good at hiding, and coaxing her out of wherever she makes her hiding spots is nigh impossible. Something in this mostly-human child longs for company, however. Isolation is ill-fitting no matter the species, but isolation is the only way she knows to keep safe. To defend her heart and defend her life. In all honesty, Noel's sickness left her isolated in the first place, and very sheltered. She doesn't understand the world for the most part, and is in a nearly-constant state of fear. The problem is, her fear is overshadowed by her misery. And, of course, she's still very apt to get sick or injured; have no doubt that this girl is in a constant struggle with her body - not just the outside world - to stay alive.
hair that is messily hacked short, a naturally dichotomy of color; a pale black and deep brown, a gentle fade from one color to the other. she keeps it short out of necessity, not wanting to bother with the need to tend to long hair and the problems brought with it. pale skin, and almost always a serious expression on her face; she is no light and happy innocent and is in fact quite severe in nature. her typical clothes are simplistic, monochrome or two-colors. she wears skirts a lot, if only because she's used to them; they are a bit small for her at this point and no doubt she needs more clothes. she's a growing teenager-child after all. her face is still round with baby fat, no womanly arches to be found but instead gentle curves. she is not awkward or gangly; she is proportioned nicely, and something in her indicates she could be pretty if she bothered to tend to her appearance more than clean clothes and self. her eyes are vibrant green, sharp and brilliant but all too often watching her feet or the area just in front of her feet. she doesn't look up or walk with confidence, she instead keeps to herself with a terrifying caution. the green has a faint suggestion of blue in it, reminiscent if but slightly of some sort of ocean - the ever changing colors of the water. if water were as solemn as noel.
This human child was born to a now-deceased Rider and a woman from his hometown that he fell in love with. He, of course, brought his love to the lands where he rode a dragon; she happily came with him, and became the Rider of a child of that dragon. Her pregnancy was celebrated, and soon Noel May was born. The baby girl, however, instead of being bouncy was sickly. Health was not an easy thing for her, and as a child she was often ill. At only a year or two of age, however, the baby lost a father. Her mother mourned, of course, and found herself feeling somewhat trapped on the island. Still, she was the Rider of a child of the Dragon of Time, and wasn't fond of the idea of leaving the dragon. Noel's mother wasn't quite the same after losing the man she loved, of course, and though she put a lot of effort to raising Noel the child knew something was off. Additionally, her mother was always interacting with the dragon she Rode. Trying to keep up a normal self was nigh impossible. And anyway, Noel was still very sickly: something in the child's very makeup was unhealthy, and it wasn't something that could be easily fixed. Nor could a broken heart; Noel's mother had passionately, madly loved Noel's father and losing him changed her very self. This didn't help with Noel's sickly nature either - even as a child she could sense something was wrong with her mother. Time passed, and when Noel was ten years old her mother left the world as well. It wasn't a broken heart, surprisingly enough, nor was it sickness or foul play; she simply made a mistake that cost her life. It scarred the child to find her mother's body broken and bleeding, the life taken from it, and she fled. She fled to the house that she had lived in with her mother. But there the child ached, her soul felt damaged, and she packed up the things that were Hers and left the house. Five years wandering, scraping by, and struggling have passed, and Noel has lost whatever light she had in youth. Though she's stronger now, she's still prone to getting sick or injured. And she is terribly, irreversibly, frightened of anything living, moving, and talking how she can understand them.
Noel has a few skills: being raised on the island means she can speak Draconic rather fluently, a skill picked up almost unconsciously as she would play or lie in bed, too ill too move. Additionally, she is extremely observant; few things escape her notice. She got so used to watching that watching is one of the things she does best. Finally, Noel knows how to survive. She can gather food, though heaven knows she isn't currently eating as healthy as she should; she's able to get food, but not enough to be anything besides malnourished. She also knows the island pretty well, having spent five years wandering around on it and trying to stay below pretty much everyone's radar.
Noel's mother was a half-elf; an elven Rider met a human citizen in the human realm and viola... The dragon (child of the Dragon of Time) that Noel's mom was riding, additionally, is also deceased. Noel was never involved with that aspect, so, you know. Being a quarter elf also means that Noel has the potential to have powers.........
Samantha: And Paradox was amazing Dae! I enjoyed writing Adutaine opposite them. =)
Apr 23, 2018 12:02:57 GMT
Samantha: I get that Blazeh, no worries. <3 The site is pretty dead, it was just me and 27th and we couldn't keep it going on our own.
Apr 23, 2018 12:00:45 GMT
DaeSiggil: Oops, I know I haven't often helped by disappearing as I did. But still thinking about this place! <3
Apr 18, 2018 16:11:08 GMT
Verridith: Hey hon, love you guys but haven't seen anything happen since 2017 ;A; hope all are well! But have to remove you from BTACD's sister sites. I'm sorry! </3 </3 </3
Apr 6, 2018 12:22:38 GMT
Samantha: Exactly! It can be tricky, back home most of my friends are just from school, university or work. xD And it was lovely. They were all so lovely, the ones I was with spent the whole time talking about history, it was fun and edumacational.
Sept 30, 2017 10:02:29 GMT
27th: Wow! You got to have dinner with the authors? Making new friends is always nice. I know that struggle as I don't socialize like my peers.
Sept 12, 2017 18:00:11 GMT
Samantha: that great at doing haha (I don't like going out to parties and stuff, which seems to be the main way people my age socialise.)
Sept 11, 2017 23:11:00 GMT
Samantha: -looks at timestamp on last reply- Eeeek, apologies for the delay! But yeah it was AMAZING. My favourite author signed my favourite book, and we even had dinner with the authors one of the nights. Plus, I made some new friends, which I don't tend to be
Sept 11, 2017 23:10:37 GMT
27th: That sounds very cool! I would have loved going to something like that.
Aug 20, 2017 21:03:22 GMT
Samantha: It just means 'science fiction and fantasy.' So it was a conference for authors of these things, and scholars who study them!
Aug 19, 2017 21:10:27 GMT
27th: Glad you had a good time in Sweden! What is SFF?
Aug 11, 2017 16:08:48 GMT
Samantha: Sorry for the disappearance. I was in Sweden for an SFF conference- it was pretty cool!
Aug 11, 2017 10:48:27 GMT
Samantha: It's sad, yeah. We need more members to have more staff, we need more staff to keep the place active, and we need to have the place active to get more members. Sort of a vicious cycle. =P
Jul 31, 2017 16:46:13 GMT
Samantha: The problem is that the main person who likes to run contests, Riv, also has a tendency to disappear. xD And I don't have the time and the energy to run this place proper on my own.
Jul 31, 2017 16:45:38 GMT
27th: Yes, it is a lot of work. Though, I agree it could be worth the effort. As far as contests go, we've tried them here at DotE before. I don't know how well any of them worked but we it couldn't hurt to try.
Jul 30, 2017 5:53:42 GMT
R: Could try a contest?
Jul 29, 2017 4:40:04 GMT
shadow: Well. Yea. That also is a lot of work. It would be worth it though
Jul 28, 2017 4:12:51 GMT
27th: Well, recruitment would be key to that. Contacting the members we already have to try and get them to participate here would also be part of that.
Jul 26, 2017 15:52:29 GMT
shadow: I wonder what would happen if we tried to make it alive again
Jul 25, 2017 19:48:19 GMT